Pages: 256
Subject: History, Religion
Imprint: Oneworld


Race, Religion and Violence

Jok Madut Jok

Delving deep into Sudan's history and culture, this fascinating book isolates the factors which cause its fractured national identity and the proliferation of violence.
9781851683666 (25 May 2007)
RRP £14.99 / US$19.95

The Book

Sudan has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After decades of civil war, rebel uprisings and power struggles, in 2011 it gave birth to the world's newest country - South Sudan. But it's not been an easy transition, and the secession that was meant to pave the path to peace, has plunged the region into further chaos.


In this updated edition of his ground-breaking investigation, Jok Madut Jok delves deep into Sudan's culture and history, isolating the factors that continue to cause its fractured national identity. With moving first-hand testimonies, Jok provides a decisive critique of a region in turmoil, and addresses what must be done to break the tragic cycle of racism, poverty and brutality that grips Sudan and South Sudan.



Additional Information

Subject History, Religion
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Jok Madut Jok was born and raised in Sudan. He is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He is also the cofounder of the Sudd Institute and the author of War and Slavery in Sudan


"In a set of skillfully argued and well-researched chapters, the author examines the role of religion, race and resource wars."

- Choice

"Jok Madut Jok's book is a useful guide to the multiple forces, economic, religious and ethnic, facing each other in Sudan."

- Transnational Perspectives

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